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May 20, 2014
07:16 EDTEW, MDTEdwards, Medtronic agree to global transcatheter valve litigation settlement
Edwards Lifesciences (EW) announced that the company has reached an agreement with Medtronic (MDT) to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to transcatheter heart valves. The agreement will result in the dismissal of all pending cases or appeals in courts and patent offices worldwide, and includes a provision that the parties will not litigate patent disputes with each other in the field of transcatheter valves for the eight-year duration of the agreement. Under the terms of a patent cross-license agreement that is part of the settlement, Medtronic will make a one-time payment to Edwards of $750M. Additionally, Medtronic will pay Edwards quarterly license royalty payments through April 2022. These payments will be based on a percentage of Medtronic CoreValve sales, subject to a minimum annual payment of $40M. Edwards will contribute $50M from the settlement to the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation to support efforts to improve patient care, raise disease awareness and educate clinicians, such as through its Every Heartbeat Matters philanthropic program.
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September 16, 2014
07:27 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences price target raised to $114 from $103 at Canaccord
Canaccord raised its price target on Edwards Lifesciences to $114 from $103 following positive updates on the SAPIEM franchise and on the heels of several positive trends and upside surprises across the businesses during the quarter. Canaccord maintains its Buy rating on the stock.
September 15, 2014
08:06 EDTMDTMedtronic announces SEEQ wearable cardiac monitoring system in U.S.
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07:45 EDTMDT, EWCardiovascular Research Foundation to hold a conference
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics: TCT 2014 to be held in Washington, D.C. on September 13-17 with some presentations being webcasted. Webcast Link
07:21 EDTMDTHeart Failure Society of America to hold annual meeting
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September 14, 2014
13:18 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences presents five-year clinical outcomes of PARTNER trial
Edwards Lifesciences announced the presentation of five-year clinical outcomes for inoperable patients treated in The PARTNER Trial, the world's only prospective randomized trial for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, in patients deemed too sick for open-heart surgery. The data were presented as part of the late-breaking clinical trials session at the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, TCT, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation."These longer term results from PARTNER's inoperable cohort indicated that TAVR was associated with a continued significant mortality benefit, persistent symptom benefit and a statistically significant reduction in rehospitalizations," said Michael J. Mack, M.D., chair, cardiovascular service line, Baylor Scott & White Health. "It is reassuring now five years later that in this very ill and elderly patient group facing a high likelihood of mortality, more patients treated with SAPIEN experienced sustained improvements in functional heart status and fewer repeat hospitalizations two measures that signify an improvement in quality of life." "This was the first study of its kind for transcatheter heart valves," said Mack. "The PARTNER Trial has historical significance in the development of TAVR and continues to provide the clinical community with important information about the durability and performance of the Edwards SAPIEN valves."
September 13, 2014
16:47 EDTMDTMedtronic CoreValve provides positive outcomes out two years in risky patients
Medtronic announced new data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, with the CoreValve System continued to provide safe and effective treatment, while maintaining exceptional rates of survival out to two years for patients who were considered too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced through traditional open-heart surgery. Without treatment, these patients had a 50% chance of death at one year.
September 12, 2014
15:03 EDTEW, MDTSt. Jude Medical pausing Portico sales, implants, says Wells Fargo
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September 11, 2014
10:00 EDTEW, MDTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Airgas (ARG) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... CME Group (CME) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) initiated with an Overweight at Capital One... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... GreenHunter Resources (GRH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Market Perform at Barrington... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... JD.com (JD) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Lincoln Electric (LECO) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Live Nation (LYV) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... NASDAQ (NDAQ) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with an Outperform at Iberia... Newpark Resources (NR) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Nuverra Environmental (NES) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Petrobras (PBR) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Sensata (ST) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Stage Stores (SSI) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Synergy Resources (SYRG) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... TE Connectivity (TEL) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Twitter (TWTR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Walter Investment (WAC) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays... Washington REIT (WRE) initiated with an Equalweight at Capital One... Yandex (YNDX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Yara International (YARIY) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse.
08:11 EDTMDTMedtronic Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter receives FDA clearance
Medtronic announced the FDA 510(k) clearance and launch of the NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter. Following drug-eluting stent implantation to reopen a narrowed artery, a noncompliant balloon is inflated with high pressure to ensure that the stent is fully apposed in order to facilitate transfer of the drug to the artery wall. Stent under-expansion has been defined as a major risk factor for both artery re-narrowing, or restenosis, and the potential formation of blood clots, known as stent thrombosis. Postdilatation with noncompliant balloons has been recommended to overcome these complications and provide optimal stent expansion after stent placement.
September 10, 2014
16:09 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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16:09 EDTMDTMedtronic initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
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09:32 EDTMDTMedtronic announces first U.S. implants in CoreValve Evolut R study
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September 5, 2014
06:11 EDTMDTMedtronic Linq device being underappreciated, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes the Street is underestimating the near-term potential of Medtronic's recently released Reveal Linq insertable cardiac monitor. Citi thinks the combination of the U.S. Corevalve rollout and Linq contribution will drive sales to the high end of the company's 3%-5% guidance. The firm raised its price target for shares to $74 from $73 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
September 3, 2014
09:03 EDTEWNovation enters heart valve agreement with Edwards Lifesciences
Novation and Edwards Lifesciences announced they have entered into a three-year, sole-source strategic relationship that provides the world's market leading heart valve therapies to the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA, UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista. The new agreement with Edwards for its heart valve product portfolio enables Novation to enter the heart valve category for the first time, and expands on the previous relationship between the companies for critical care technologies.
07:10 EDTMDTMedtronic announces CE Mark for CoreValve Evolut R System
Medtronic announced CE Mark for the 23 mm CoreValve Evolut R System for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, or TAVI. The novel, self-expanding valve and 14FR equivalent delivery system offers new capabilities that advance valve performance and deliverability during the procedure, while providing the option to recapture and reposition the valve during deployment phase, if needed.The novel system consisting of the CoreValve Evolut R transcatheter aortic valve and the EnVeo(TM) R Delivery Catheter System is designed for first-time positioning accuracy and also offers a new InLine Sheath that significantly reduces the profile to the lowest on the market; a smaller profile size is believed to minimize the risk of major vascular complications. The new valve is anatomically designed to increase conformability at the annulus for optimal annular fit and sealing, while maintaining supra-annular valve position for improved hemodynamic performance.
September 2, 2014
06:36 EDTMDTMedtronic, AbbVie reimburse executives for inversion-triggered taxes, WSJ says
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